Friday night in New York's Greenwich Village, police say a gunman, who is in custody but has yet to be identified, followed Mark Carson, taunting him with anti-gay slurs and homophobic language, before tragically shooting him in the head.
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The New Yorker: "Dharun Ravi grew up in Plainsboro, New Jersey, in a large, modern house with wide expanses of wood flooring and a swimming pool out back. Assertive and athletic, he used 'DHARUNISAWESOME' as a computer password and played on an Ultimate Frisbee team..."
The Associated Press examined proposed marriage equality legislation in Maryland, New Jersey and Washington, as well
New Jersey state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and Newark Mayor Cory Booker on Wednesday criticized Gov.
Mehlman: “'Live Free or Die' isn’t just the official motto for a great state. As the 62nd Republican National Committee Chairman, I think it’s a mantra our party should live by. I hope that New Hampshire legislators will remember this slogan and reject proposals to strip citizens of their right to marry."
Google is the latest large corporation to endorse legalizing marriage equality in Washington, according to the group Washington United for Marriage, which backs the legislation.
NPR's Tovia Smith examined the marriage equality movement in the United States, and legislation introduced this year